AT&T CENTER – “It felt good. I felt fresh,” said San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker in his first game back from injury, as he led the Spurs to a 112-106 victory over the Dallas Mavericks with 22 points and seven assists in 32 minutes. Along with Parker, Tim Duncan chipped in 17 points and nine rebounds, Kawhi Leonard scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Manu Ginobili came off the bench with 15 points and seven assists, Boris Diaw scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Tiago Splitter finished the six players in double-figures scoring mark with 11 points.
Against a Dallas squad that had come into the AT&T Center 7-3 in their last 10 games, the Spurs were able to build stable periodic leads of 10-11 points in the game, but turnovers were their largest obstacle in the first half. Dirk Nowitzki (22 points), Vince Carter (21 points), and Monta Ellis (17 points) led the Mavericks in scoring, but the entire Dallas team had trouble scoring for the first three quarters, as the Spurs held on for the win in the fourth. Here were a few story lines from the Spurs’ 43rd win of the season.
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